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The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas – Review by Amanda Kimble

The Divided TwinThe Divided Twin by M. Billiter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

The Divided Twin (The Divided Series #2) by M Billiter with Kyle Thomas

This is the second book of The Divided Series and I’ve got to say that I love this. They do amazing work and I couldn’t put this down.

Branson, twin #1, is still hearing voices, but it’s not Trevor who makes another appearance. He’s now in college and is about done. The quote I choose for Branson is: “And I’m sure they don’t battle with multiple voices competing with each other for top spot.”

Aaron, twin #2, worries about his brother. Aaron and Branson have never been separated, but college is different. While he’s no longer in his home state doesn’t mean he’s lost interest. The quote I choose for Aaron is: “When my mom first got sick, I planted a jasmine tree outside her bedroom window in Casper. I wanted her to wake up or go to bed with the smell of jasmine. It’s not too much or not enough but just the right amount.”

I highly recommend you read A Divided Mind before this. This book was written amazingly and I couldn’t put it down. M. Billiter can put words down like no other. I can’t wait for the next read by her.

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series #1) by M. Billiter – Review by Amanda Kimble

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

A Divided Mind (The Divided Series #1) by M. Billiter

My first read by the author as well as the first book in The Divided Series. This book had me in tears and I couldn’t put it down. This was a great read and a great page turner.

Tara, a mother of 4, finds out that one of her oldest is not doing good. She doesn’t understand what is going on and how to help him. She thinks she did something wrong. The quote I choose for Tara is: “Just more appointments for Branson. More doctors. More uncertainty. Less hope.”

Branson, son of Tara, has got something wrong. Voices. Things normal teens don’t get. He’s lived with it for so long he doesn’t understand what’s going on. Doctors. The quote I choose for Branson is: “One minute I was asleep at my girlfriend’s house, and the next thing I know I was on the side of the road with someone else’s car, a cop thinking I was drunk, and my girlfriend and this dude bailing me out. I swear I’m not lying. I don’t remember how I got into the car or nothing.”

This was an emotional read so grab a box of tissues. I do highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a page turner.

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The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas – Review by Angela Shirley

The Divided TwinThe Divided Twin by M. Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When the voice in your head seems so real that it forces you to do things that may hurt other people what do you do?

Aaron and Branson are identical twins in there last year of college, they decided to go to seperate colleges but their bond has never been stronger until someone decides that they need to come between these two brothers.

In the first book we discovered that Branson suffered with mental health issues which rocked all there worlds but this book delves into the world of Aaron. With the realisation that Aaron also suffers from a mental health issue but not the same as his brother.

The book follows each of the main characters within their own chapters but to be honest I did get a bit lost to which mind or story I was reading, this did not distract from the story but just made me work that little bit harder to discover the character. I would recommend reading the first book in this series to lay some of the groundwork you will need further on in the book.

I have to admit the first half of the book was okay but I carried on and was blown away by the last few chapters in the book which certainly revealed so twist and turners to the whole story.

This is a psychological thriller which touch some subject matter is can be uncomfortable to read but the story has been well planned and written. This is an original storyline which will have you pondering the subject matter regarding mental illnesses.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas – Review By Kerry Carr

The Divided TwinThe Divided Twin by M. Billiter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book 2 in The Divided Series. It is a story about mental illness and how it affects more lives than just the person who suffers with the illness.

Its a heartbreaking realistic story about how mental illness can seem like its nothing until it becomes series. It is extremely well written. The subject of mental illness is written with understanding and honesty.

Branson and Aaron are twins. Both had a traumatic upbringing with an abusive father, but now they are older and in their last year of college.
Both of the boys experience challenges in their lives and when David arrives it makes these challenges harder to deal with.

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The Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book ) by M. Billiter – Review by Angela Shirley

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When you trust and confide in on the only person you believe you can truly trust to find out they may not even be real!

This book revolves around Brandon who is struggling with life, he has pressures and needs some sort of normal in life but when he reveals that he has been hearing voices in his head will his life be the same ever again.

I enjoyed the story and thought the author tackled the strong subject of the mental health aspect of the story really well. I loved the insight with in Brandon’s chapters on his struggles and how he truly understood himself and what he was dealing with. The sister character Carson was a refreshing extra as her straight talking and humour broke up the intense story.

I do have to say I loved the interaction between Aaron and Brandon and the twin bond really came through within the writing of this story but I do have to add that I did not warm to the mother character, Tara. I appreciate that this must be difficult for a parent but I couldn’t get over the woah am I drama she presents through the book.

All in all the book is well researched and brilliantly written I would say it is more of a competemary book so if you’re looking for a really gritty thriller this may not be the book for you, but I suggest if you are looking to open your mind and learn about the hard issues of mental health this is a great insight into that world.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

The Divided TwinThe Divided Twin by M. Billiter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas

The Divided Twin is the second Book in The Divided Series by M.Billiter with Kyle Thomas . Wow I’m almost speechless but what a story .I literally locked myself in a room and warned my family not to bother me. Once I started reading there was no putting it down till I finished. I definitely highly recommend reading the first book in this series if you haven’t already. There were times my emotions were all over the place and I was almost ugly crying and my heart hurt. This story we have Aaron and Branson they are identical twins but there’s also a third twin named David who lives in the mind of one of the others mind. But once mom gets sick David starts to come out more. Find out what happens when he does come out? I again highly recommend this book ,get ready for a on the edge of your seat rollercoaster ride that will have you trying to figure out what happens next. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

The Divided TwinThe Divided Twin by M. Billiter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I will preface this by saying if you havent read book 1, stop and get it and read it first.
I knew going into this book I was in for quite an emotional roller coaster as well as getting an engaging read. This had it all and then some. I really didn’t know what would happen next and that made me want to keep reading. My emotions were everywhere reading this, just so much emotions on the page and that takes talent. I recommend reading this as its really in a league of its own.

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The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas – Review by Mirela Ruiz

The Divided TwinThe Divided Twin by M. Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas was a deep and emotional read. I felt connected with the characters. The twins and David stood out as their own people. I felt super emotional and worn out after finishing the book. I found the twists and turns well laid out. A really good read.

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The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas – Review by Anna Hirsch

The Divided TwinThe Divided Twin by M. Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M.Billiter with Kyle Thomas
4 Stars

Aaron and Branson are identical twins who survived a rough childhood. In their teens, Trevor (the voice in Branson’s head) emerged and wrecked havoc in their lives. Now as adults in their last year of college, it seems it is happening to Aaron. Aaron is struggling with pressures from school, work and volunteer time. With the realization that he might lose his mother to cancer, David (the voice in his head) has taken the reins. After everything that has happened with Trevor, can the twins survive David?

I remember reading book one and it blew me away so I knew that this one would be excellent as well. Both twins have schizoaffective disorder. Each book is written from a different perspective of the illness. In this story Aaron believes that he has everything under control therefore he doesn’t need help. After seeing what Branson went through with the psychiatrists and the hospital, Aaron definitely doesn’t want a repeat of that for himself.

This is an intense read that shows the ripple effect that this illness has on family and friends. The ending just about broke my heart. My only issue with this book is the constantly changing p.o.v’s. Many times I had to reread passages to figure out who was talking. Aside from that, I loved the book.

Review by @Anna Hirsch
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The Divided Twin (The Divided Series Book 2) by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas – Review by Kerry Baker

The Divided TwinThe Divided Twin by M. Billiter

The Divided Twin by Mary Billiter is the second book in the Divided Series. This is the follow up book to The Divided Mind and personally I think these need to be read in order.
I am so glad to see a follow up to book one. It was great to be able to get back into these characters and their minds. I thought this book was even better than the first one. I was hooked immediately and found myself unable to put the book down. I read it all in one sitting and was thinking about it long after I had finished.
I love the way the whole book was written and how the characters are developed. I found it to be such an interesting read! I would definitely recommend this series to anyone.

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